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Douglas H. Siegel

Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Department


University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
Michigan State University, M.S.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Wisconsin, B.S.
  • Psychology

Prior Employment

  • Price, Heneveld, Cooper, DeWitt & Litton, Partner, 1996-2011
  • Marshall, O’Toole, Gerstein, Murray & Borun, Litigator, 1990-1996
  • Siegel Legal Services, S.C., 1988-1990
  • Starobin & Associates, S.C., Associate, 1985-1988

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

MichBio, Intellectual Property and Legislation Committee

American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Biotechnology and Litigation Sections

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Biotechnology Section

Grand Rapids Bar Association

  • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Litigation Section

Michigan Patent Law Association

Michigan Israel Business Bridge

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Doug Siegel is an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience representing clients in the preparation and prosecution of patents and providing related opinions. He has particular experience dealing with cell and molecular biology patents.

  • Focuses on life science industry technologies, including diagnostic immunoassays, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, microarrays, small molecule drugs, biopharmaceuticals, transcription devices, transgenic mice, cell lines, crystallized proteins, medical therapies, and medical systems 
  • Prepares joint-development agreements, licenses, and other intellectual property related contracts 
  • Litigates claims related to patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and trade secrets in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals


  • Prior to law, worked as a research assistant at:
    • University of Wisconsin, Department of Pediatrics and Psychology, 1981-1982
    • Pabst Brewing Company, Department of Quality Assurance, analytical and instrumental chemistry, 1980
    • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Department of Cardiopulmonary Research, 1977


Temple Emanuel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Board of Trustees, 2002-2004

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Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2020
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Copyright Law
      • Patent Law
      • Trademark Law
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Patent Law
      • Intellectual Property Law

Academic Appointments

  • Grand Valley State University, Biotechnology Course, “Biotechnology and the Law,” Grand Rapids, MI (2009-2010), Guest Lecturer
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MBA Practicum, “Survey of Intellectual Property Law,” Milwaukee, WI (1994), Guest Lecturer
  • MBTI Center for Legal Technology, “An Introduction to Law,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1987-1988), Instructor